I received the following email from a church member yesterday: "I would hate to think that I had to choose my church according to the politics of the Pastor. The Republican party is non profit and it's real name is National Association for Hating Colored People." It came from a man who was on the pastor search committee that brought me here, most recent deacon chairman and is our Sunday School director. I found out recently he was an old union guy and is rank and file democrat, and that is no problem with me, i've dealt with that and worst in the past. I also let the church know up front i am politically and theologically conservative but will not preach politics but will speak on Biblical moral issues from that point of view...in fact if they have heard any politics from me it has been what is wrong with both parties. I am fairly vocal about my political beliefs outside the church, on Facebook, etc...but not EVER from the pulpit. This one is rocking me, i have never experienced something like this before.